“27 Dresses” is a fairly generic romantic comedy with a few laughs and some enjoyable performances, but it just doesn’t break free from the grinding plot. Katherine Heigle plays a woman who has been a brides maid on 27 different occasions. She is in love with her boss played by Edward Burns. Through a series of unfortunate yet predictive circumstances, Burns ends up engaged to Heigle’s sister, and she is asked to plan the wedding. James Marsden plays a reporter who is doing a story on the wedding.
From there the plot goes through the motions. There is the jealousy inspired, embarrassing moments, as well as the big revelations, and everything works out in a nice happy ending. No harm no foul. For me I require more then knowing what exactly is going to happen. Heigle and Marsden are good here, but they don’t have much to work with.
This genre is slowly becoming a joke in Hollywood. The scripts are so easy to write I’m surprised there are not more of these movies happening in a single year. Somebody needs to come along and create a real romantic comedy that is closer to real life, and less on the clunky plot.